Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 installation…
So I got CoDMW:2 today from Best Buy. Big mistake to even purchase it right now for PC I guess.
They force you to use Steam (Valve Corporation), and well Steam is a Steaming Pile of Shit. Initially I tried to run the install from the disc, then the steam client would pop up and tell me “Cannot connect to Steam Network, try again later…” OK, so I start looking at this crap and their support info…none of it’s useful, but I give it a shot.
I have a pentium 3, 600mhz machine acting as router/firewall/IDS. It’s configured pretty reasonably, never have any problems with applications, and I know how to configure RRAS in Windows 2000 Server. I start opening the UDP ports Steam requires on my firewall software. Still doesn’t work. I start mapping UDP ports through NAT, still doesn’t work. I start running the Steam client and watching the NAT mappings every time I do to make sure it’s getting a connection, and it is. I disable Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition and still no luck. I even run my PC through my cell phone for an internet connection and no luck. I try running the steam client in TCP mode, still doesn’t work. I’m not sure what I finally did, but I got the damn thing to finish installing the Steam client and connect to their network to register.
After doing that, putting in my CD key it decides to DOWNLOAD the entire game…WTF?!?!?! I have it on DVD for christ’s sake. So I close the Steam client and start the installation again from the DVD and it decides, “oh, well he has the DVD, we can install from that”. Finally get it going and it didn’t even let me pick where the install would go (minor annoyance).
So now i’m waiting for this slow ass install to run, and I’m not exactly happy. Crysis, Ghost Recon, FarCry, Section 8, they all install much faster than this. I’m not sure what this Steaming Piece of Shit client is doing, but it’s god awful slow.
If it wasn’t Call of Duty MW:2 I would have returned the game as uninstallable by now. I probably will avoid any Steaming Piles of Shit in the future. Direct2Drive is MUCH BETTER if you want to get a game. Unfortunately I checked Direct2Drive today before Best Buy and they didn’t have CoDMW:2 available.
After this crap finally finishes installing (going on half an hour now) I’ll play it a bit and actually discuss the long awaited sequel to CoD4 :)